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The Perfect Blend: Napa and Sonoma Combo Wine Tour from San Francisco

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get a taste of Northern California wine country on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma County. Led by an expert guide, you’ll stop at three boutique wineries to sample delicious reds and whites. As you travel through the countryside, you’ll learn the history and viticulture of this world-class region. Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel in San Francisco.
  • Sample some of the best wine Napa and Sonoma have to offer
  • Learn about the history of San Francisco and the wine regions north of of the city from your expert guide
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for an amazing photo opportunity
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off* (from most hotels in SF)
  • Wine tasting at three wineries
  • Fully narrated tour with commentary
  • Water for the entire duration of tour
  • Experienced Wine Country Tour Guide
  • Gum, mints and sunblock
  • Lunch at Oxbow Public Market in Napa
  • Additional wine tasting at Oxbow Public Market (optional)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

You must contact the supplier directly at least 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm hotel pickup time. Hotel pick ups occur between 8:00-9:00am depending on the hotel location. Please provide your hotel pickup information at time of booking. Please note: Pick-ups are offered from most hotels in San Francisco (not outside the city, i.e. SFO)

What To Expect

Your tour will begin with pickup at your San Francisco hotel. Your guide will drive you over the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can witness spectacular views of Alcatraz, the San Francisco skyline and the Marin Headlands as you head toward the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa.

Once there, you’ll visit three boutique wineries to hear about the viticulture and history of the region. Sip on delicious whites and reds while learning the unique characteristics of each, and how the production process affects the flavor notes.

You’ll pause for lunch at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where you can purchase oysters, gourmet sandwiches, salads, ice cream and more. There are also additional tasting rooms in the area if you’d like to continue sampling the local blends at your own expense. Your tour will conclude at the end of the day with drop-off at your hotel in San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge

Photo stop and bathrooms available if needed

14 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Francisco Bay (Pass By)

Travel trough the Bay Area from SF up to Wine Country, enjoy the views

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • MUST be at least 21 years to consume alcohol
  • Child rate is available for guests under 21 years
  • Guests traveling with children under the age of 8 will need to provide their own car seat and take responsibility for installing it into the vehicle. Please contact local operator after booking to confirm car seat compatibility
  • Please provide your contact information (i.e. email and phone number) and hotel information at time of booking
  • It is recommended to dress in layers as the weather can vary dramatically from San Francisco to Napa/Sonoma
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free lunch options are available at Oxbow Public Market
  • Please leave a note in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking if you are celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or another special occasion to receive a special gift
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The downtown market is a nice place to buy stuff and also offers a selection of various eateries.
I would recommend to drop this winery from the itinerary as this does not add value to the wine tour.
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A lot of Reds...
jessicar0421, Feb 2023
Tour did as promised, however my mom and I weren't thrilled with our guide, the bus (extremely noisy), or the selection of wines. We received 5 or so tastings at all 3 wineries, but only 1-2 were white wines. It was a lot of reds, which the area is known for, but would've been nice to know ahead of time. The wineries themselves were all fine, and lunch in Napa was a good stop.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We appreciate your review and are sorry that you didn't enjoy the tour as much as had hoped. We try to visit wineries that feature different varietals based on the districts they grow/make wine in. Peter Cellars is known for his award winning Pinot Noirs. Homewood masters blends (red and white) and lesser known grapes. Ru Vango offers a bit of everything, including sparkling, red and white wines. Since these are small-production wineries, they feature a selection that they hope is interesting to their guests. We appreciate your input and will monitor these tastings to ensure there is a good selection for all to enjoy. When you return for a Bay Area visit, let us put together a private wine tour, where we can customize a tour based on your specific preferences!
Wine and Aloha
Jon_N, Jan 2023
What makes a fantastic tour is the “gulde”… Jeffery was a wonder to behold.. his knowledge,wit and basic understanding of human interaction was top notch.. tell him visit his sister and enjoy his life … aloha
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We agree and are proud to have some of the finest guides in the Bay Area. Glad you had a great time with us in wine country! Will pass your message to Jeffrey!
Wonderful experience!
Larry_M, Jan 2023
Sir Jeffrey was a great driver and tour guide! He knows his wines and is very funny! We look forward to bringing our friends to his next tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Always great to hear when our guests enjoy our tours. Getting a great guide makes all the difference! Thanks for your review!
Great trip
Debbiehall24, Jan 2023
Fabulous day, with excellent guide Geoffrey. Would recommend trip and great way to try different wines.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the generous five-star review, Debbie! Have a great 2023.
Fun winery’s tour with knowledgeable guide
Kenneth_H, Dec 2022
Great tour guide Jeffery! Made the experience educational and fun. The wineries were spectacular with amazing views and tasting selections. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the nice review. Best to you and yours in 2023!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stories about winemaking...
Vladimir_B, Nov 2022
Stories about winemaking were the most interesting part of the tour. Wine tasting was ok. The weather was very nice, too
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for taking your time to leave us a positive review. Winemaking styles can vary quite a bit and it is always interesting to us to learn the process----an educational aspect of any good wine tour. Visiting in the Autumn/ post-harvest brings some gorgeous, mild weather in an otherwise hot Mediterranean Climate zone. As for the wines, we hope you found a few favorites. Travel well!
Perfect Honeymoon Day Trip
Allie_P, Nov 2022
Highly recommend this wine tour! My husband and I took decided to take this tour since we only had one full day in San Francisco waiting to fly to Tahiti for our honeymoon… and we’re so glad we did! Definitely worth the money and so much easier than renting a car and trying to figure out which vineyards to go to ourselves. Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel and was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and wines. He even got us a bottle of champagne at the end of the tour as a newlywed gift!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Allie. We are thankful for your kind review. Thanks for taking the time, especially with your very busy Honeymoon travel schedule! Glad you enjoyed your day in Napa/Sonoma!
Boutique winery experience in Napa and Sonoma
Shuwen_F, Nov 2022
Had a great time. The group was fun! Wish our driver had more energy. Wish there was more wine knowledge shared in each winery.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Shuwen. Thanks for the good review. We always hope that our visited wineries teach everyone a little about the process, but they are always open to questions, if you ask them. Hope to see you in wine country again!
Learn more than you already know.
Deborah_L, Nov 2022
This was a very enjoyable trip. We had plenty of time at each vineyard and learned some things we didn't know about wine. Jeffrey was engaging, personable and funny. He was not a stick in the mud. Lol.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Deborah! Glad that the tour was paced comfortably for you and that you learned some new things----exactly what we hope for. As for Jeffrey, your guide, we are pleased that he assisted in making things special for your special day in wine country. Bon voyage!
Exciting
Annette_M, Nov 2022
Robin was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history. Vineyards were great and personal
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks Annette. Always great to hear positive reviews as this tour is our company favorite. Visiting small wineries is what we do. We appreciate the intimate setting and our guests are never far removed from the process, as our guests are often tasting with the winemaker or a member of the family. Of course, having Robin as your guide makes it a complete day----he loves CA, wine country and our guests!
Good wineries, poor tour guide
Jessica_S, Oct 2022
The Napa/Sonoma your was decent. I was very disappointed in our guide Casey. She was not enthusiastic nor entertaining. I don’t even think she said good morning when she picked us up. At one point she asked if we could hear her on the mic (she thought it was cutting out). My husband told her when we got off the bus that the noise of the A/C made it difficult to hear but she didn’t change anything when we returned to proceed to our next stop. The wineries were nice though the Peter’s cellars was probably my least favorite. Very homey, not like a typical winery. However, all of the wines we tasted were great and it was a nice way to get a “taste” of Napa in the short time we had in San Francisco.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Jessica! We are truly sorry that this tour didn't satisfy you and your husband. As for Casey, she was having some technical issues with a headset (which has since been replaced) which apparently caused enough stress for her to not being the rosiest host for you. For that, we apologize. We pride ourselves in having some of the Bay Area's finest expert wine guides, so we feel bad that you didn't enjoy that experience. As for the wineries, we sincerely hope that you enjoyed the tastings and noted the variety between the three locations on your tour. Peter Cellars makes amazing reds, but is a one-man show and is in the middle of harvest/fermentation/bottling, so he may have been distracted during your visit. In the end, we are happy that you seemed to enjoy the totality of your day and hope to hear from you again!
Meeting the people in our...
Jill_B, Oct 2022
Meeting the people in our tour group. Homewood Winery was especially great in terms of the personality and knowledge of the gentleman doing the tasting at this winery.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Jill! What we love (as fellow travelers) are small groups that foster an environment of connection. This is why we only operate small tour vehicles and visit smaller, boutique wineries without large crowds. Homewood Winery is certainly one of our favorite spots to bring groups. They are sustainable, friendly, and make wines that are a pure expression of place. Glad you had a great day with us!
Happy customer
Andrew_W, Oct 2022
Had a great tour of Sonoma & Napa with Joe. Kept the tour well informed on the journey, was v entertaining and perfect host
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks Andrew! we are glad you had a wonderful experience!!!
Fun day.
marilyn, Oct 2022
Guide Joe was great. Played music that added to experience. Like “I left my heart in San Francisco” while crossing Golden Gate Bridge. Fun day. 3 wineries and a food court.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks so much Marilyn! we are so happy you enjoyed Joe and the experience!
Five star
Elrena_N, Oct 2022
Great tour, our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. I have already recommended to family and friends. Great tour
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you Elrena!
The Perfect Blend was the perfect experience.
Christina_B, Oct 2022
Have wanted to take this trip/tour for a very long time and a friend and I were able to do so last week. Our tour leader, Jim, was very informative and added to our experience by driving us around town a bit, pointing out areas of interest. This was great for us because we had just arrived, and it helped us plan the rest of our stay. The wineries were great. The tastings were educational and delicious. The experience of sitting on the porch at our final Napa winery and looking out into the vineyards while completing our tasting, was an absolutely stunning moment I will never forget. Thank you! The Perfect Blend, was the perfect experience!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you SO much for the wonderful review! we are so happy that you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. see you next time!
Wonderful Experience - Just what I was looking for!
Nancy_P, Oct 2022
The actual vendor was Green Dream Tours. Had a wonderful time. Provided the exact experience I was hoping for. And I can't say enough good about the communication from Green Dream regarding pick up at hotel, etc. Would definitely recommend this tour and would book with them again!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks so much Nancy! we are so happy that you had a great experience!
Great tour
preston_L, Oct 2022
The wine tour was great. Jeffrey was wonderful tour guide and drive. We were able to enjoy the wine tastings and not feel rushed. We were allowed ample time to have lunch and shop if desired.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We appreciate your review, Preston. We do try to strike a balance between filling the day with great winery tastings and a little down time in historic Napa. Cheers!
Highly recommend,...
Susan_S, Oct 2022
Highly recommend, completely as advertised. Driver was fantastic and wineries were lovely, overall an amazing day.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for the favorable review. Great to hear you enjoyed our Perfect Blend---especially during 2022 harvest!
Wine tour
Steven_G, Oct 2022
We were a party of 6 and visited 3 vineyards, the driver mic failed 1 he into the trip so was difficult to her her over the air con. The 1st Peter Cellars was very small and we were very concerned for the rest of the trip as you felt like we had just pulled up at someone’s home, the driver gave more info than the vineyard owner all seemed very rushed , not professional at all, on to Homewood, lovely winery , very attentive host and great information / talk and tasting, they saved the best till last Ru Vage , beautiful setting and attentive hosts. This winery was what we were expecting to visit on this tour, the tour needs to be improved I would drop Peter Cellars , it also needs to have a better mix of red/ white as most tastings where red. The driver did provide a bag of cookies and crackers at the second winery but for what we paid I would expect maybe a savoury snack at each winery’s , I would do a tour like this again however if you are planning on doing a wine tour do your homework on what winery’s you are touring and pick what suits your expectations .
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We appreciate your candid review, Steven. We apologize for the broken headset. As luck would have it, the unit broke while on the road so we were unable to give you an amplified tour. It was replaced the very next day. As for the wineries, they all have their charm and it must be remembered that Peter Cellars is a garagista/ one-man show winery in the throes of the annual harvest, which is exciting to us, but always stressful for winemakers. Our apologies if he wasn't entertaining on your tour date. We will certainly mention this to him. We do love his award-winning, single-vineyard, sustainably-grown red wines. We are glad you enjoyed the other two wineries and our professional, thoughtful guides. How cool is it that he offered everyone crackers and cookies! As for doing one's homework, Steven, we always post on our Green Dream Tours website the wineries we currently visit for our Perfect Blend: Napa/Sonoma wine tour, with links and bios to the winemakers and their respective sites. We are proud of these smaller, less-congested, sustainable wineries and will continue to support them. If you ever wish to visit the larger, grand estates, that is what our Private Tours are all about. This is where, budget willing, we can pull out all the stops and do barrel tastings, cave tours, etc. The sky is the limit. Our private tours span all the districts of Napa/Sonoma, with each one customized to the wishes of our valued clients. Next time you visit, please contact us directly and we will be thrilled to curate a day in wine country that will pop your cork!
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